Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Badlander 100 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

Boasting two identical channels with three modes each, the Badlander 100 unleashes a host of sick tones, from sparkling cleans to the most brutal distortion.

It's time to unleash the baddest member of the Rectifier Family; the Rectifier Badlander 100. Tighter, meaner, more aggressive, it's a Recto tuned for the times and up for the task of raising the bar once again in Rock tone. Experienced players know there's nothing like the gut punch, girth and headroom of a 100-Watt head and at the top of the Badlander Family stands the Badlander 100, ready to underscore that perception again.

Take a closer look at the Badlander Series in this video from Mesa/Boogie:

Two identical Channels feature 3 super-dynamic and duplicated Modes. CLEAN, CRUNCH and CRUSH supply all the gain, shaping power and raw personality you'll need to navigate any band or session environment. The easy-to-pilot 2-Channel preamp is harnessed with three different power displacements, each delivering addictive EL34 performance.

The Badlander 100 features Mesa's patented Multi-Watt Power Switch that offers three wattage settings; A FULL power of 100 watts running the full quartet of EL34s, a HALF power setting cranking 50 Watts that puts two ELs to their best use, and a reconfigured Triode wired option producing 20 Watts of clip-able sweetness that also runs a pair of output tubes. Each has its own set of benefits and character and together they provide almost limitless possibilities when you consider the pairings with the available preamp Modes, their gain structures and dial-able sounds.

Compared to its 50-Watt sibling, the 100s lower Mids are fatter, fuller sounding read more and a bit more prominent in the mix, filling in all the cracks to create a balanced, wide, wall of expressive goodness, regardless of where the Mode Switch or GAIN controls are set.

If you're into big, menacing tone, check out what 51 years designing and building high performance tube amps can serve up. From a distinct Recto Clean, to Crunch and powering on to the realm of Modern Era Heavy, experience the Badlander 100 and the latest evolution of Recto tone. It's a Rectifier at its core, but not the Recto you've come to know.

Tonally, the Badlander 100 delivers stunning clean headroom, tight-tracking gain sounds that have girth, depth and punch in a wide, 3-D footprint. All 3 of its modes deliver serious big-bore tone with instant authority through a dynamic power section that leaves you with reserves enough to handle any crowd. Yet big power has never been just about volume, it's about tone, feel and vibe as well. The Badlander 100's power section delivers truckloads of volume if and when you need it, but it's the balance, touch sensitivity and dynamic control of this mighty engine that makes the Badlander 100 stand out.
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- Build Location: Made In Petaluma, CA with the World's Finest Materials
- Wattage: 100, 50 or 20 Watt Selectable (Global)
- Power Tube Type: 4x Mesa EL-34 (or 6L6)
- Channels & Modes: 2 Channels / 3 Mode Channel Cloning
- Mode Voicings / Styles:
Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning)
Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning)
- Graphic EQ / Reverb / FX / Solo: FX Loop
- Footswitchable Functions: Ch. 1/2
- Speaker(s) & Impedance: n/a
- Weight: 41 Lbs.
- Dimensions: 9 5/8" H x 22 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D
- Available Formats: Head, Rackmount & 1x12 Combo
- Amp Type: Tube
- Chassis Material: Aluminum
- Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
- Rectifier Tubes: n/a
- Variac Power Switch: Full/Variac Power Switch
- Preamp Tubes: 5x Mesa 12AX7
- Power Amp Tubes: 4x Mesa EL-34 (or 6L6)
- Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes Types: Bias Select for EL-34 or 6L6
- Maintenance Free Fixed Bias: Yes
- Wattage(s) Quick Reference: 100, 50 or 20 Watt Selectable (Global)
- Built-In Power Amp Attenuation: n/a
- Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage): Class A/B Power with selectable, global 20/50/100 Power Switch - Provides three power options: 20-Watt mode utilizes 2 tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes. 50-Watt mode utilizes 2 power tube - 100-Watt mode utilizes 4 power tubes. Both 50 and 100-Watt power modes operate in Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity.
- Convection or Fan Cooling: Convection
- Number of Footswitchable Channels (or Modes): Two Channels
- Number of Style Modes: Three
- Number of Style Modes Per Channel: Three
- Types of Style Modes Per Channel:
Ch. 1 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning)
Ch. 2 = Clean, Crunch or Crush (Channel Cloning)
- Channel Controls: Each Channel features Independent 3-Position Style Mode Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master and 8-Position CabClone IR Select (back-panel) Controls
- Graphic EQ and/or Contour: n/a
- Reverb / Effects & Bypass Options: n/a
- Effects Loop & Bypass Options: Fully Buffered Series Tube FX Loop
- Global Output Level Control: n/a
- Global Solo Level Control & Bypassable Options: n/a
- True-Bypass Options: n/a
- Tuner Output: n/a
- External Switching Jack Options and/or Midi: n/a
- Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
- Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output: Built-in, channel assignable, MESA CabClone IR Cab Simulator featuring 8 MESA Cabinet IRs, USB Connection for IR transfers, Internal Amp Load for cabinet-free use, IR Balanced XLR Direct Output, Headphone Output, IR Output Level Control & Ground/Lift Switch
- Headphone Output: Yes (see Cabinet Simulation for more information)
- Slave Output: n/a
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 48.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 18 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2.BD1.3.BB

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 707-789-3348

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 2 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted January 22, 2023 by a customer from
"Mesa voiced"
Overall: 2 out of 5 stars
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I really dig the voice of the amp it has its own unique thing going on ! BUT you cannot change channels without a crazy annoying volume swell !!!!! so it’s basically useless in a band setting!!!! mine arrived with a scratch yet was “supposed” to be “ brand new in the box “ so all in all ,I’m not sure I’d risk purchasing this thing especially at the price!!!!! I’d go for another brand and even though I’ve been behind zZounds for years, I’d most likely go for another company to order through I’ve gotten way too much stuff from them that I honestly believe to have previously been used .Will be returning.
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